Country cottage close to Yorkshire Dales

ID #1067

Skipton, England Rural No House
3 2 1
Home Exchange, Short-term Exchange (2-5 days), Long-term Exchange (1 month plus)

We are both retired so we can take our holidays at any time and are happy to short exchanges in the UK as long as we can bring our dog with us. We are open to suggestions but prefer a rural setting.

Stone cottage built 1884, Peter built an extension on the side. Open views over fields front and back with stream running at the back. South facing terrace at front with seat. Lounge, dining room, kitchen, back porch, 1 double and 1 single + extra bed underneath, bathroom with shower and bath. Large log store. Multifuel stoves in lounge and dining room run central heating.

Dishwasher, DVD player, Internet access/Wifi, Microwave, Parking, Television, Washing machine
No Smoking
Pets welcome
Children welcome
Car swap by arrangement
Leeds Leeds/Bradford

Leeds is 20 miles away, you can catch a train in Cononley 2 miles away and it takes 50 minutes. Excellent shopping, restaurants, theatre, cinema Henry Moore and city art galleries, museums, rugby and football. Change at Leeds station for train to York 1.5 hours.

Secluded village with public house serving good food, fishing ponds, park, tennis and the Pennine Way (national walking trail). Yorkshire Dales National Park for hiking and biking nearby. Steam railways at Bolton Abbey and Haworth also there is the Bronte museum. Skipton is a market town with castle, swimming pool, canal and train station is 5 miles away. Shops and restaurants 3 miles in Crosshills. The beautiful Lake District, with mountain walking and the city of York with museums are 1hr 20 mins by car. Leeds city centre is 45 mins by train, where there are theatres, art gallery and large shopping centre. We are 30 mins from the Yorkshire Dales N.P. where there is spectacular scenery and beautiful walks, including the 86 miles Dales Way. Ilkely is a lovely place to shop with Ilkley moor to walk. There is no public transport in the village so a car is essential. The nearest railway station is 2.5 miles away where you can travel onto the Settle to Carlisle line.

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Boating/Sailing, Fishing, Galleries/Museums, Golf, Historical Sites, Horse riding, Public Parks/Gardens, Public Transport, Restaurants, Shopping, Sightseeing, Spectator Sports, Tennis, Walking

4 miles to nearest golf club in Colne. Clubs also at Skipton, Keighley, Addingham, Ilkley and Bingley all within 30 minutes drive.

Peter and Jane English 2 Yes
No over 60 and over 70 retired builder British

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Peter is a retired builder and Jane works at home as a textile artist. The spare room is Jane's workroom, it has a single bed with another underneath (only suitable for a child.) Jane specialises in machine embroidery and applique. We love walking, especially in the mountains and we have a dog who we take with us when we go on holiday in the UK. We love to watch wildlife and enjoy beautiful scenery, which can be seen out of our windows. Peter likes to fish and we both like to paddle a canoe/kayak. Jane likes to paint or draw whilst Peter is fishing. We like a peaceful rural situation, away from hustle and bustle. We have exchanged to Norway and Canada and would like to visit those countries again, as well as Europe. We are interested in short breaks in the UK, we would need to bring our dog with us.